Malcolm X | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Henrik Clarke

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Malcolm X.
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Critical Review by John Henrik Clarke

SOURCE: "The Man and His Mission," in Freedomways, Winter, 1966, pp. 48-52.

In the following review of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Clarke indicates a high regard for Malcolm X's personal accomplishments and notes while the autobiography would have benefitted from "editing and pruning," it is effective in imparting the nature of Malcolm X and his achievements.

The man best known as Malcolm X lived three distinct and interrelated lives under the respective names, Malcolm Little, Malcolm X and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. Any honest attempt to understand the total man must begin with some understanding of the significant components that went into his making. The racist society that produced and killed Malcolm X is responsible for what he was and for destroying what he could have been. He had the greatest leadership potential of any person to...

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